Waitaki Lakes Camping

2016/17 Lakes Camping Reserves Season opens Saturday 24th September and closes Sunday 7 May 2017.

Set up of camps NOT BEFORE Saturday 17 September 2016.

Camps must be cleared by Sunday 14 May 2017.

The Waimate District Council operates 4 large camp sites in the Waitaki Valley, which are open for a season from September to May. They are sited along the shores of Lake Aviemore and Waitaki and are particularly popular for those people who enjoy spending their recreation time in and around water.

The Lakes is a breath taking area to have a holiday, bring your family and friends and fill your days with one of the many activities on offer.

Swimming, boating, water skiing, canoeing, picnics, tramping, fishing or stay at the campsite and catch up on some reading, rest and relaxation!!

The camp grounds are located at:

  • Fisherman's Bend Reserve
  • Briar's Gully
  • Te Akatarawa Reserve
  • Waitangi Reserve
  • and Lakeside Areas:

Facilities vary from site to site with toilet facilities and porta-pottie disposal facilities (please note; no dump station facility available), boat ramps, drinking water available, tent and caravan sites available (no power)

Camping Fees;  Please note; TICKETS TO BE PURCHASED UPON ARRIVAL AND BE CLEARLY DISPLAYED AT ALL TIMES.

  • Season Ticket $330.00
  • Site per night $20.00 (2 adults & Dependants under 16 years)
  • Extra Adult per night $10.00

Tickets available from Kurow Motors, Waimate Whitehorse Motors, Waimate Information Centre, and Waimate Local Government Centre.

Enquiries should be forwarded to:

Parks & Reserves Manager
Waimate District Council 
PO Box 122, Waimate
Phone: (03) 689 0000 Fax: (03) 689 8075
Cell: 0274 392 759
camping@waimatedc.govt.nz